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Thai Delegation Visits UW

UW School of Dentistry and Thai representatives

The visit of a delegation from Thailand to the University of Washington in November 2023 marked a significant step in fostering international collaboration in the fields of education, research, and innovation. Read more about Thai Delegation »

DeRouen Center Intern accepted to UW School of Dentistry

Dr. Prajapati volunteers at for the Special Smile Olympics

Dr. Priyanka Prajapati, a DeRouen Center intern, began courses at UW School of Dentistry in January 2024. Dr. Prajapati received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Maharashtra, India. Read more about DeRouen Center Intern »

Global Innovation Grant concludes to the UW’s DeRouen Center

Let’s Publish Your Thesis! class photo

In 2020, the University of Washington’s Office of Global Affairs awarded a Global Innovation Fund (GIF) grant to the UW’s Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. Read more about Global Innovation Grant »

Universidad of Peruana Cayetano Heredia Change in Leadership

UPCH new leadership.

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, an important ceremony occurred at the central campus of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. It marked the transition of leadership positions within the Faculties of Medicine, Stomatology, and Nursing. Read more about Change in Leadership »

2023 DeRouen Center Board of Directors Meeting

DeRouen Center 2023 Board of Directors Meeting in Bogota, Colombia.

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center’s Board of Directors convened in a pivotal meeting in Bogota, Colombia, in June 2023, marking a significant milestone in the Center’s journey. The meeting included the DeRouen Center director Ana Lucia Seminario, Program Manager Sara Stanley, and board members Arthur Kemoli, Frank Roberts, Waranuch Pitiphat, Timothy DeRouen, and Jorge Castillo.
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Students Travel to Kenya

Divya Kannappan (middle) and Tania Munoz (right) with clinic staff member.

Thanks to a generous donation, five University of Washington students travelled to Kisumu, Kenya in September, where they engaged in independent research projects closely aligned with a current National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant led by Drs. Ana Lucia Seminario and Whasun Chung with the UW DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. Read more about Student research »

DeRouen Center Presents at IADR

DeRouen Center presentations at the 2023 IADR conference in Bogota, Colombia.

The 2023 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) conference in Bogota, Colombia was an exciting event for the DeRouen Center. We had the honor of having five abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference, highlighting our research conducted by our dedicated international team. Read more about DeRouen Center at IADR »

Kickoff of the NIH R21 project in Kenya

Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario, Moureen Aluoch, and Dr. Arthur Kemoli at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital at the NIH R21 grant kickoff.

The kickoff of the UW DeRouen Center's NIH R21 grant entitled “Dynamics of HIV-infection, Oral Innate Immunity and The Development of Oral Diseases in Children” took place in Kisumu, Kenya in February 2023. The event brought together researchers and healthcare professionals to launch the grant’s research activities. Read more about NIH R21 project in Kenya »

Waranuch Pitiphat highlighted at Fogarty International Center

Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat is a Thai oral health researcher at Khon Kaen University

Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat, former Dean of the School of Dentistry at Khon Kaen University, is a renowned Thai researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of oral health, with her work receiving recognition and support from the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more about Waranuch Pitiphat »

TABASAMU Research Team Travels to Kenya

Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario (UW) and George Wambiri Ndamaiyu (UoN) in Nairobi, Kenya

In February 2023, as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant named "TABASAMU" awarded to the University of Washington (UW) and University of Nairobi (UoN), a team of researchers and professionals embarked on an international trip to Kenya. Read more about TABASAMU Research Team »